Triangulum mobile 3

Triangulum mobile 1

Triangulum mobile 2

Triangulum aluminium, 1996.

This mobile, named after the constellation, is an exploration of balance and light in a kinetic sculpture. The polished aluminium triangles are balanced so they float horizontally and are suspended so as to make them free to move in parallel planes, above and below one another. The choice of a light (weight) material means that when suspended over a light source, the triangles are constantly moved by the convection currents in an ever-changing constellation. Further, as a result of the arrangement, two virtual constellations are also created - a negative constellation of shadows on the ceiling and a positive constellation of reflected light patches on the gallery floor.

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Andrew Senior